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Showing releases 51-75 out of 244.

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Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
NPL contributes to major growth in the innovation, research and technology sector
The innovation, research and technology (IRT) sector continues to punch well above its weight in the national economy, as shown by an independent study carried out by Oxford Economics. Commissioned by the Association for Innovation, Research and Technology Organisations, AIRTO, whose members include NPL, the study reveals the sector has more than tripled in size since 2006, with turnover up from £1.9Bn to £6.9Bn over that period -- despite the recession.

Contact: Gilead Amit
National Physical Laboratory

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Detecting leaks in biogas plants by laser
Servicing biogas plants is challenging. Leaks from which methane escapes are particularly problematic -- from a security, a technical, an economic as well as an environmentally friendly perspective. Researchers are working on a technique that helps to better detect leaks. In this process, a laser discovers the leaks from several meters away.

Contact: Johannes Herbst

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Fewer surgeries with degradable implants
Until now, in cases of bone fracture, doctors have used implants made of steel and titanium, which have to be removed after healing. To spare patients burdensome interventions, researchers are working on a bone substitute that completely degrades in the body. Towards this end, material combinations of metal and ceramic are being used.

Contact: Philipp Imgrund

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Electric cars without drivers
E-Mobile will park independently in the future and will also be able to find the next charging station without a driver. Researchers are working on electric cars that can travel short distances autonomously. On the basis of cost-effective sensors, they are developing a dynamic model that perceives the environmental situation.

Contact: Benjamin Maidel

Public Release: 11-Nov-2014
State income taxes on the working poor vary by thousands of dollars
A report from the National Center for Children in Poverty finds that a significant number of states continues to push the working poor deeper into poverty by imposing income tax liabilities on poverty-level earnings. The report compares how much working poor families owed in state income taxes or received in refunds for the 2013 tax year and accompanies the simultaneous release of the 2014 edition of NCCP's 50-State Policy Tracker, a free online tool.

Contact: Stephanie Berger
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health

Public Release: 11-Nov-2014
NJIT and Thai conglomerate SCG agree to jointly pursue research and technology innovation
NJIT signed an agreement last week with Siam Cement Group (SCG), one of Thailand's leading industrial conglomerates, that will bring both Thai graduate students and research funds to the university to further technology innovation in areas of shared interest such as materials science, wastewater treatment and intelligent transportation.

Contact: Tanya Klein
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 11-Nov-2014
Copernicus Climate Change and Atmosphere Monitoring Services launched
A ground-breaking agreement was signed in Brussels today between the European Commission and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). This agreement means that ECMWF will be managing the Copernicus Climate Change and Atmosphere Monitoring Services. The European Union's flagship Copernicus program ensures operational monitoring of the atmosphere, oceans, and continental surfaces, and will provide reliable, validated information services for a range of environmental and security applications.

Contact: Press Office

Public Release: 11-Nov-2014
Genetics Society of America to assist authors in depositing preprints into CSHL's bioRxiv
The Genetics Society of America announced today that it is partnering with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press to assist authors in submitting unpublished manuscripts to bioRxiv, a fast-growing preprint server for the life sciences.

Contact: Raeka Aiyar, Ph.D.
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
2014 INFORMS Annual Meeting
INFORMS survey shows most organizations don't have plan to assess their analytics maturity
According to a new INFORMS survey of 230 business, government and academic representatives released today, the concept of 'analytics maturity' is important or very important to their businesses -- 65 percent. Yet, 82 percent of those same respondents admitted they do not have a plan, model, or any other mechanism in place for measuring the efficacy or maturity of their analytics best practices over time.

Contact: Barry List
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
CHEST and ATS welcome preliminary decision on lung cancer screening
A number of medical societies, including ATS and CHEST, recommend lung cancer screening in high-risk patients.

Contact: Kristi Bruno
American College of Chest Physicians

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
Medical Care
Mortality rates lower for patients cared for by nurses with bachelor's degrees
Patients in an eastern academic medical center who received most of their nursing care from nurses with bachelor of science degrees had better care, fewer readmissions and shorter stays, according to a University of Michigan study.

Contact: Laura Bailey
University of Michigan

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
University of Toronto launches search for new Ebola drug using artificial intelligence
The University of Toronto, Chematria and IBM are combining forces in a quest to find new treatments for the Ebola virus. Using a virtual research technology invented by Chematria, a startup housed at U of T's Impact Centre, the team will use software that learns and thinks like a human chemist to search for new medicines.

Contact: Michael Kennedy
University of Toronto

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
Largest-ever CTBT on-site inspection exercise begins in Jordan
'The Integrated Field Exercise 2014 in Jordan will prove that CTBT on-site inspections are a viable deterrent against would-be Treaty violators.' The exercise will test state-of-the-art techniques, including instruments to detect traces of relevant radionuclides on and beneath the ground as well as from the air. Other techniques will scan the ground in frequencies invisible to the human eye.

Contact: Elisabeth Wächter
Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear‑Test‑Ban Treaty Organization

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
Successful implant of next-generation heart device marks Canadian first
A surgical team at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre led by internationally-acclaimed cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Vivek Rao, has successfully implanted a novel mechanical device, the HeartMate IIITM, into a patient with advanced heart failure. Performed on Oct. 31, 2014, the surgery is part of a first-in-Canada clinical trial of the HeartMate IIITM Left Ventricular Assist Device, the most advanced technology currently available in mechanical circulatory support.

Contact: Lianne Castelino
University Health Network

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
New strategies to reduce use of plant protection products in winemaking
To cut down on using plant protection products in viticulture is the goal of a project coordinated by the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development and to be implemented over the next three years. The aim of the initiative is to show that it is possible to reduce the frequency and intensity of applications of plant protection treatment for fungal diseases such as mildew and oidium, two of the main pathologies affecting vineyards.
European Commission's LIFE programme

Contact: Garazi Andonegi
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
American College of Rheumatology annual meeting
Crescendo Bioscience to feature new data on Vectra® DA at 2014 ACR Meeting
Crescendo Bioscience, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Myriad Genetics, will present new data on Vectra DA at the 2014 American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, Nov. 15-19, 2014, in Boston, Massachusetts. The new clinical data support the use of Vectra DA to assess RA disease activity and predict patient risk of joint damage.

Contact: Ronald Rogers
Myriad Genetics, Inc.

Public Release: 9-Nov-2014
Big-data mining project gives birds-eye view of the G20
A QUT researcher is mapping the G20 Leaders' Summit as it plays out on Twitter and Instagram to find out how the event is affecting those inside the 'barricades'. In a first for any G20 event, the blue-sky big-data research project is mining and analyzing tweets and Instagram posts sent from inside the declared areas for location-based information. Dr Peta Mitchell is then plotting those -- minus the corresponding usernames -- on an interactive map the public can explore via a website.

Contact: Kate Haggman
Queensland University of Technology

Public Release: 7-Nov-2014
Springer and the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities to work together
Springer and the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities will collaborate to publish a new book series called The Humanities in Asia. The agreement will be signed on Nov. 10, 2014, at a ceremony at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Contact: Joan Robinson

Public Release: 7-Nov-2014
The hopes of Chinese education migrants
Bielefeld University is working together with the University of Essex (England) and the University of Tsinhua (China) on the new research project 'Bright Futures' -- the first project in the world to study the attitudes and experiences of Chinese students transnationally in Europe and China.

Contact: Thomas Faist
Bielefeld University

Public Release: 7-Nov-2014
New patent to establish if a person will suffer from burns with laser hair removal treatments
Researchers at the U. of Granada are developing a pioneering method that can determine the sensitivity of the skin under radiation before it is submitted to a dermatological treatment by pulsed light or laser pulsed light Currently the person who operates laser hair removal equipment can only rely on the patient's testimony on whether, for instance, he or she has been sunbathing recently.

Contact: Andrés Roldán Aranda
University of Granada

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
Insilico Medicine Inc. announces research collaboration with Champions Oncology Inc.
Insilico Medicine Inc., a Baltimore-based bioinformatics company focused on research in aging and age related diseases announced a research collaboration with the international leader in personalized medicine of cancer, Champions Oncology Inc.

Contact: Michael Petr
InSilico Medicine, Inc.

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
NÖ Landeskliniken-Holding gains access to extensive Springer medical journal collection
The NÖ Landeskliniken-Holding has now purchased a license for an extensive collection of Springer medical journals. As a result, medical staff from 27 different hospitals in Lower Austria will soon have access to more than 500 English- and German-language journals from Springer and Adis. The license will have an initial term of four years, beginning Jan. 2015.

Contact: Renate Bayaz

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
Regenerative Biomaterials
Oxford University Press launches new journal Regenerative Biomaterials
Oxford University Press is pleased to announce the launch of Regenerative Biomaterials, published in association with the Chinese Society for Biomaterials.

Contact: Kirsty Doole
Oxford University Press

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
University of North Texas College of Engineering joins research consortium
The University of North Texas College of Engineering has joined the Cold-Formed Steel Research Consortium, which brings together leading research teams from across North America to provide the world's most comprehensive research on cold-formed steel structures.

Contact: Leslie Minton
University of North Texas

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
Endoscopy with panoramic view
Whether physicians examine or operate on the bladder wall with an endoscope, they can catch a glimpse of only a miniscule section of the organ -- their viewpoint is like that of someone looking through a keyhole. But soon, however, this perspective could be broadened to a panorama. 'Endorama', a new software program, assembles this panorama from all the images acquired. Researchers from Fraunhofer IIS will present their research project at MEDICA, the medical device technology fair in Düsseldorf, from Nov. 12-15, 2014.

Contact: Thomas Wittenberg

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